Rita Ora

Occupation: Singer-songwriter

Nationality: British

Born: November 26, 1990 (24)

Rita Ora is a singer-songwriter and actress who grew up in West London. Her biggest hits in the UK have been 'Hot Right Now' with DJ Fresh and 'R.I.P'.

Born in Kosovo, Rita moved to the UK in the same year as her birth. She began singing at a young age and nurtured her talents at Sylvia Young Theatre School.

She auditioned for the BBC's Eurovision:Your Country Needs You in 2009 but pulled out of the contest due to not feeling ready. This move worked in her favour.

She began singing in bars in London and was one day spotted by Jay-Z's record label Roc Nation. A few days after she flew out to New York and met Jay-Z himself. He signed her to his label and also featured her in an advertising campaign for Skullcandy headphones.

There was a lot of musical chairs going on. The X Factor Six Chair Challenge: Twitter reacts Rita Ora came up on stage to give her a hug. X Factor: Karen Mav swapped for Kiera Weathers Simon thought it was good enough for a place in the final. X Factor: Chloe Paige wows with 'Amazing Grace' They survived the Six Chair Challenge, but who are they, exactly? X Factor: Meet Rita Ora's Top 6 Girls Musical chairs has never been so brutal. Who will have to swap when the music stops? X Factor Six Chair Challenge live blog The Six Chair Challenge starts tonight: you might want to hide behind your sofa. X Factor: 10 teasers about Sunday's show It's about to get seriously intense. X Factor spoilers: The 6 Chair Girls details 'All About That Bass' star will help Rita Ora narrow down her category. Meghan Trainor joins Rita's Judges Houses When is the show on TV? What's going on with Boot Camp? And how have the ratings been so far? The X Factor: Everything you need to know Winter is coming, and so are some of pop's biggest names. 15 must-hear new albums for autumn This year's awards will take place in Leeds. MOBO Awards 2015: Nominations in full The last fortnight of Boot Camp episodes have made The X Factor fresh again. X Factor review: The Boot Camp reboot Simon Cowell says he "would love to work with them" - but did they make it through? 4th Power thrill The X Factor judges Contestant gets Simon Cowell's backing, who tells him to "think like a winner". X Factor: Seann Miley Moore impresses judges Wardrobe malfunctions, forgotten lyrics, and infighting from the judges - looks like we're in for another dramatic week at Boot Camp... X Factor: Boot Camp live blog We'll see a stonking 31 acts trying to make it through to the Six Chair Challenge. X Factor spoilers: Boot Camp details A Madonna-esque wardrobe malfunction is just one thing you can expect tonight. X Factor: 10 teasers about Sunday's show The Italian star and his wings won't be forgotten by the judges any time soon... X Factor: Davide has a wardrobe malfunction But were they tears of sadness? X Factor's Andre Batchelor makes Cheryl cry His rendition of Donny Hathaway's 'A Song For You' even made Simon Cowell smile. X Factor's Che Chesterman wows judges Getting out of the arenas was just what The X Factor needed. X Factor: Boot Camp group challenge review This is what happens when you don't know the words to Taylor Swift. The X Factor: Princess Diamond's diva strop Who would have thought there are still people who don't know the words to 'Blank Space'? The X Factor: The one where no one knew the words We haven't even made it to the live shows and the diva strops are in full swing. X Factor Boot Camp's best Twitter reactions Forget Downton Abbey, this is all the drama you need from a very big house in the country. X Factor live blog: Boot Camp begins In amongst all the Whitney covers, there's still fun to be had. X Factor review: Final auditions still surprise No-one wants to party and there are a lot of arguments going on. X Factor: 10 secrets from Boot Camp There will be tears. There will be ice cream. X Factor: The best Twitter reactions It wouldn't be Boot Camp without a drunken pool party, would it? X Factor: 10 teasers about Sunday's show It's the dreaded group challenge tonight - but what is everyone singing? X Factor spoilers: Sneak peek at Boot Camp "We're gonna turn the energy up!" X Factor: Menn on Point live up to their name Caroline Flack's face of disgust ranks pretty highly. X Factor: 10 best bits from Saturday's show "You're a prime example to our generation," says Rita Ora. X Factor: Married couple The Shures through The singer was previously on Nick Grimshaw's radio show as part of duo War of Words. X Factor: Lucy Duffield impresses a cappella We've got just a few more acts to meet before it's time for Boot Camp. X Factor: The final auditions live blog It's the final episode of auditions, but there's still time for an ice cream fight. X Factor: 10 teasers about Saturday's episode Can Andy's sweet treat woo Simon Cowell and company? X Factor: Can ice cream man woo judges? The X Factor judge crossed her arms on the front row as she sat near Kylie Jenner. Is Rita Ora feeling awkward at NYFW? But the decisions about who will be a finalist will be broadcast live from London. X Factor: Judges' Houses WON'T be fully live The first stage of Boot Camp is held in a posh country hotel this year. X Factor: Get your sneak peek at Boot Camp